Ray Im

Ray Im is a Korean-born, American, lens-based artist and ceramicist. Im’s practice
recontextualizes traditional languages inherent in ceramics and photography to
discover a contemporary material conversation between the two. When He focuses
photography, he executes German Deadpan aesthetics to implies a cool and
detached photographic gaze on its subject.
Im received his BFA in Photography from Baylor University and MFA in Ceramics from
Cranbrook Academy of Art. He exhibits work in Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, South Korea,
and Italy. He received the 2019 London International Creative Competition’s
honorable mention for his installation piece. Im’s work also includes commercial
photography commissions and magazines in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, New
Jersey, Detroit, North Carolina, and the UK. He contributed images to Frieze
Magazine which accompanied Glenn Adamson’s essay

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​Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) fine arts organization that provides opportunities for visual artists and art patrons to work together in promoting and learning visual arts. The City of Fayetteville, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council support CFS. CFS is located on the corner of Maxwell Street and Russell Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, Cape Fear Studios provides art studios for rent, a gallery where exhibitions of work by member and visiting artists are held, retail space, and classroom space for private lessons, workshops or classes. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership and operates under by-laws.

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